Veronika Kudermetova continued her steady rise with an impressive 7-6(5) 6-1 win over 2019 semi-finalist Anisimova at the French Open.
The Russian repeatedly went for winners and had all the answers in the clutch moments of the Charleston final.
The Russian will now break into the world's top 30 for the first time in her career on Monday.
Tennis columnist for the Charleston (S.C.) Post and Courier newspaper James Beck reflects on the women's semi-final matches.
Let us look at the long path to success at high levels of the current Russian number two, who just finished as the runner-up in Abu...
Madison Keys surprisingly lost in straight sets to Polona Hercog, while Caroline Wozniacki beat Veronika Kudermetova.